(EXPIRED) There’s a new public offer for the consumer Amex Gold. And it’s 6 digits.

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A mere two days ago, Nick wrote about the new, and quite generous, welcome offer on the Amex Gold that was available via referral. Well, Amex was evidently bored on Saturday and decided do something fun. Last night, they released an even bigger, publicly available offer (that’s now listed on our best offers page). This one’s six digits.

 

The Offers & Key Card Details

Click the card names below to go to our individual card pages to find more information and links to apply.

Card Offer and Details
American Express® Gold Card
90K points
90K after $4K spend in first 6 months. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

$250 Annual Fee

FM Mini Review: This card offers an awesome return on US supermarket and worldwide dining spend, putting it at or near the top-of-class in both categories. Dining credits and Uber / Uber Eats credits go a long way towards reducing the sting of this card's annual fee.


Card Type: Amex Pay Over Time Card

Base
Travel
Dine
Grocery

Earning rate: 3X points for flights booked with airlines or on amextravel.com ⚬ 4x points at US Supermarkets (up to $25K in purchases, then 1x) ⚬ 4x at restaurants worldwide ⚬ 1X points on other purchases. Terms apply. (Rates & Fees)

Noteworthy perks: Up to $10 in statement credits monthly with participating dining partners (Goldbelly, Wine.com, Milk Bar, Shake Shack, Seamless/Grubhub, Cheesecake Factory) ⚬ $10 monthly Uber or Uber Eats credit (use it or lose it each month) ⚬ $100 hotel credit on qualifying charges on stays of 2 nights or longer, plus a room upgrade upon arrival, if available with The Hotel Collection at americanexpress.com/hc ⚬ Enrollment required for select benefits.

Quick Thoughts

I’ve run out of superlatives to describe the Amex Points Parade. I keep thinking we’re going to see the tail-end march right on by but it just keeps going and going. It’s true that this offer doesn’t have quite the first-year value of the recent 90K + 20% off restaurants for one year, but this has the benefit of not requiring you to spend $1250 at restaurants to actualize the full bonus. In terms of straight points, I believe that this is the biggest consumer Gold offer we’ve seen.

That said, there are still some cardholders who can refer to Friday’s 90K offer (with no restaurant credits). If you are one of those with the ability to refer and you’re in a player 2 scenario, it may actually be a better overall play to take the lesser 90K offer depending on how many points the referral from the player 1 is worth. If player 1 has a referral for the 90K Gold offer that’s worth 15,000 points or more, the household will end up better off by going that route.

With all of the No Lifetime Language offers floating around out there, I do want to emphasize that this one DOES have that language. If you have had a consumer Gold before (or within the last seven-ish years), you will not be eligible for this offer.

(h/t: reddit user idknamewhat)

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Creditian

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Jan W

My Gold AF should hit any day now. Plan to cancel/downgrade (haven’t looked in to downgrade options yet). After canceling/downgrading, how long should I wait to reapply for new Gold? And how do I know if my original Gold had or didn’t have Lifetime language?

SamBam

Another thought with the points parade….since Amex is stuffing points down our throats like a goose being raised exclusively for foie gras, has the value of Amex points gone down? I mean I have so many points, redeeming for 1.1 cents thru Schwab seems reasonable.

SamBam

referral bonus question? Is the referral bonus CAP, i.e. it says 55K a year available on referrals, is that per card or per member? Thanks

Anonymous

I had an interesting encounter with popup jail, used to get it for some time.
Yesterday applied for the Resy Green card offer and got the popup.
Then tried the resy gold card offer and approved without a popup.
Chat representative confirmed the 75K SUB was activated for the card as well.

Lynn

Just got the Gold a couple weeks ago. Any special language to use in asking for the higher amount?

Ben

Is there a comparison on this site between the Consumer and Business Gold?

Debating whether to do this or the 130k business offer

Ben

Thanks, yeah that’s the question if the 30k is worth the extra spend

lob

According to your terms, you must have signed up for the Uber Eats membership by the end of last year?

sunnyjas

I just got the 90k one last week. Will amex match this offer?

slaven

great offer, thanks for the heads-up. am i in the great minority by getting only on business cards?

the only personal cards in past 2 yrs were ones that really were out of the park, like the 100k Venture X, 100k CSP etc…

slaven

any ideas how to liquidate/cash out my MR points? dont want to spend a 5/24 slot on the amex schwab for a mere 1.1 cent pp anyway.

Kelly

Find a great sign-up deal on a Business Platinum and then redeem for paid flights on your chosen airline using the 35% point rebate. Good if your chosen airline now ties point values to the cost of the ticket anyway – usually fewer points are necessary after the rebate and then you earn miles on the flight as well.

Tom

Wowzer. 100k for $250? Yes, please. Plus, love that I won’t have to deal with all those pesky (and unwanted) “benefits” like spending $200 2x/yr @ Dell for things I don’t want in the first place. With taxes due on Tues, and only a $4k spend, I’m in.